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desktop-entry-invalid-category

This desktop entry lists a category that is not one of the registered Main or Additional Categories in the FreeDesktop specification. Note that case is significant and whitespace is only allowed immediately before and after the equal sign in the Category key, not elsewhere in the field.

The desktop-file-validate tool in the desktop-file-utils package is useful for checking the syntax of desktop entries.

For more information please consult:

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.112.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 131c0f4. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check menu-format.

Visibility: warning

The following 15 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 37 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 14 overrides. The tag performed 62% of the time.